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Become an AUNTY

Women philanthropists for children

In 2012, a small group of women came together and formed a giving circle called the “CSI AUNTYs.” Today, this group continues to meet twice a year to better the lives of children and youth in CSI's care.

CSI AUNTYs raise funds via membership dues and at the end of the year, the group of women decide where in the agency the funds will provide additional support. One program might be awarded all the designated funds, or the funds could be divided among several programs or projects. Funds are also available through the year if a teen or child is in need of something special like: senior pictures, a prom dress, karate lessons or a laptop for school—the AUNTYs fund would be available to help for such occasions at any time, year-round.

Together, the CSI AUNTYs form a “village” of support for the children and youth in CSI’s care. AUNTYs are women who want to know what is happening in child welfare in Omaha and in Nebraska. They want to be there for kids through the ups and downs of their young lives, making life a little sweeter during challenging times.

The AUNTYs meet two times a year at which time there is a special presentation about difference CSI programs as well as an update from the agency's President & CEO.

In addition to their generous, on-going support of CSI, each AUNTY is asked to pay an annual membership fee of $250, $500 or $1,000— whatever level they are comfortable with. There is no fundraising involved and membership dues are 100% tax deductible.

Last year, the AUNTYs funded several CSI programs to purchase special items including: a new marimba for the Outdoor Nature Explore Classroom, art and craft supplies for the kids enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program, funds to replenish items in the Baby Boutique and a “Summer Fun” fund for the youth living in the Emergency Shelter.

Each AUNTY has a passion for supporting children in need. Will you join us? Become an AUNTY today!



Membership Levels

  • $1,000
  • $500
  • $250
  • Other ($250 minimum)

Meet the AUNTYs

Becky Bischof

Donnette Borcherding

Juliet Brown

Liz Bushey

Kim Cappellano

Lisa Connealy

Jessica Covi

Paige Festersen

Louise Finkenbinder

Liz Fogle

Jill Goldstein

Wanda Gottschalk

Kathy Gross

Judy Haecker

Peg Harriot

Melanie Hecker

Cindy Heider

Addie Hollingsworth

Ashley Jankowski

Kari Jorth

Morgan Keen Hecht

Becki Kerns

Lisa Lehan

Carol Lewis

Joan Miller

Erica Moller

Christine Nikunen

Dawn O'Brien

Stephanie Pantano

Stephanie Reeves

Linda Renner

Jen Rutar

Marcie Sesker

Julie Shaner

Shireen Smith

Michele Thompson 

Donna Tubach-Davis

Heather Vanourney



Please contact Cali Page, Planned Giving Coordinator, at cpage@childsaving.org or 402.504.3661.

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